Italeri Mar 2018 Releases
The MAN TGX XXL is recognized by the commercial and industrial vehicle’s market as a reference point for its style and and its personality. The development of the truck has been done taking in consideration the effectiveness and the performance in long-range duties. The aerodynamic design of the truck is able to minimize the fuel consumption. Furthermore The XXL cabin offers maximum comfort on board and it can be considered an ideal solution for international long-haul commercial activities. The range of engines has been developed to minimize the running and operating costs and ensure a longer working life. A further improvement has been done with the introduction of the modern diesel D38 6 cylinders engine family (up to 640 HP and a max torque of 3,000 Nm) able to have a better performance during all the types of commercial and transportation duties.
The Arado Ar 196 was the main embarked recognisance seaplane used by the Kriegsmarine during Second World War. Single engine with low wing monoplane had in the cockpit a two crew members seated in tandem: pilot and observatory – gunner. For its period, the Arado Ar 196 was an advanced modern aircraft. The radial 9 cylinders BMW 132 engine was capable to arrogate 960 HP. The airframe structure of the Arado was optimized for the embarked purposes on main Germans vessels and cruisers. It can be catapulted directly from the vessel and with its fuselage-wing hinges backwards folding wings system, it can be better stowed on board. The fame for the Arado Ar 196 if for being an embarked reconnaissance (the battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau had three of them on board while the more famous ship of the Kriegsmarine, the Bismark, had four Arado Ar 196) was used also in the role of cost shore reconnaissance.
The helicopter HSS-1 “Seabat” was produced by the American company Sikorsky from the mid-1950s. The Seabat entered in service with the United States Navy to perform anti-submarine mission. The HSS-1 and the utility transport configuration HUS-1 were also used by the United States Marine Corps and Unites States Coast Guard. The HSS-1 is considered the first helicopter A.S.W. (Anti Submarine Warfare), specifically developed for this mission profile, and it adopted modern, for its time, antisub research equipment, depth charges and torpedoes. Thanks to its Wright R-1820 Cyclone piston engine the Seabat was able to reach the max speed of 200 Km / h. It achieved a good commercial success around the World. The “Seabat” was used in many countries and even produced under license.
The Sukhoi Su-27 is a twin-engine air superiority fighter aircraft entered in service in the second half of the ‘80s. It was developed during the ’70s with a precise goal: to create a fighter able to successfully compete against the American F-14 and F-15 fighters. Furthermore the new fighter was set up to perform the important long-range air defense role against the American B-1 and B-52 strategic bombers. It has been considered, since the beginning, one of the best fighters of the period. The Su-27 is characterized by a harmonious aerodynamic line and, despite its large size, the “Flanker” is extremely agile and maneuverable. Thanks to the two powerful NPO Saturn AL-31 turbofans, the Su-27 is able to reach the maximum speed of Mach 2.35. It is armed with a 30 mm gun and it can use a wide range of air-to-air weapons, such as R-27 and R-73 missiles, and air-to-surface bombs and rockets.
The acronym HEMTT (Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck) identifies a range eight-wheel drive off-road capable heavy truck, produced from the mid-80s for the United States Army. Thanks to its features, the HEMTT is able to guarantee a great off-road mobility and significant transportation performance. It has become the real “workhorse” of the Army capable of carrying ammunition and equipment in a very effective way. The outfitted versions, as the M978 Tanker, has been designed to perform, in a very precise and effective way, the different military logistic needs. Thanks to the loading capacity of over 9,500 liters, the tank installed on the vehicle is able to transport a significant quantity of fuel. The M978 has been effectively used by the U.S. Army in various severe operational areas such as Iraq and Afghanistan.
WWll GERMAN MILITARY VEHICLE (28 mm.) – EASY ASSEMBLY FOR GAMERS AND COLLECTORS
Born on the reliable and proven Panzerkampfwagen 38t light tank chassis, the Hetzer was set in the second half of 1943 to equip the German Army with a light tank destroyer more cost-effective than the bigger and heavier Jagdpanther and Jagdtiger. The main features of the project were : a low profile, a good armored compared to the size, and a good firepower guarantee by the use of the 75 mm. anti-tank gun. Furthermore other important developing drivers were the possibility to produce easily and at a low cost. The Hetzer entered in service in the second half of 1944 and it was extremely effective and lethal even against the most powerful Allied tanks.